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Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
Thanks for the response, but I'm not interested...

Thanks for the response, but I'm not interested in multiple packages of the same size product...

Right at the moment, I can't even get jars, thanks to COVID-related supply chain issues. Maybe in...
Forum: Orchid Lounge Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
Package Opinion, Please

With shipping costs seeming to be on a constant rise, I'm looking for a way to reduce my costs to preclude price increases.

Specifically, I am considering switch K-Lite packaging from screw-top...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 56
Posted By Ray
Your conditions might just be too warm for the...

Your conditions might just be too warm for the plant.

Have you considered a bright window inside, with A/C?
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Ray
You might a plant probiotic, as they are known to...

You might a plant probiotic, as they are known to kill and protect against several pathogens.

On the assumption they might be hard to find locally, try brewing up a little colony of Brewer's Yeast...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-17-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By Ray
There is no URL for an image on your desktop. ...

There is no URL for an image on your desktop. URLs are for objects on the internet.

As has been said, you can use a 3rd-party hosting site, then use that URL to post the image in-line (within the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-15-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By Ray
You may have it in your environment. There are...

You may have it in your environment. There are several hundred host plants that can “seed” your local growing area.

Heat and humidity favor the stuff, so you might want to spray the entire area...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 04-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By Ray
You might consider giving it a good soak in...

You might consider giving it a good soak in KelpMax solution.

Not only does it stimulate growth, it provides chemical resources that the plant would ordinarily produce for itself, but without the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-15-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Ray
There are several, apparently dissimilar,...

There are several, apparently dissimilar, opinions going on here.

I feed a very dilute fertilizer solution at almost every watering. As long as the medium stays moist, it contains nutrients. I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-15-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Ray
Use it, and don’t waste your time with bottled...

Use it, and don’t waste your time with bottled water.

Sure, a purified water would be better, but is it that much better? Not really. If you’re a relatively new grower, there are a lot more...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-14-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By Ray
Vipre Advanced Security

Vipre Advanced Security
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Ray
Water absorption is really not the issue. ...

Water absorption is really not the issue.

When we water, most pours right through. Some is immediately absorbed by the potting medium and the plant, but there is a third fractions that is...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Ray
Agreed 100% Yes, and think about the fact that...

Agreed 100%
Yes, and think about the fact that to release nutrients, organic media must significantly decompose, and when that happens, it tends to suffocate the roots.
Yes and no. A more...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By Ray
1liter is the smallest package. You’ll pay...

1liter is the smallest package.

You’ll pay too much if you go through Amazon.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By Ray
I think you're cutting them too much slack. The...

I think you're cutting them too much slack. The past year has done very little to affect their greenhouse operations.

Treat the plant with KelpMax and it'll bounce back much more quickly.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-13-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,482
Posted By Ray
I know they'll give shots to non-residents, but I...

I know they'll give shots to non-residents, but I am of the impression (right or wrong) that both doses must be given from the same location.

EDIT- just talked to a neighbor who got the first...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Ray
If that is the true TDS, I'd just use it for all...

If that is the true TDS, I'd just use it for all irrigation. My water here is about the same.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-13-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By Ray
77 what? If that is the true dissolved...

77 what?

If that is the true dissolved solids content, that’s fine. If that is the alkalinity, as ppm CaCO3, that’s still OK, but not so great.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-12-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
Yes, there is a difference between the THREE...

Yes, there is a difference between the THREE designs.

The single pot with two holes in the side to define the upper limit of the reservoir is pretty much "self flushing". Every time you water,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Ray
As has been discussed in another thread, I have...

As has been discussed in another thread, I have found that a 50/50 blend of LECA and Grodan rock wool mini-cubes to be a great medium that has sufficient weight to hold a plant well, while remaining...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-10-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Ray
Best I have been able to tell in my 30+ years of...

Best I have been able to tell in my 30+ years of s/h growing, algae has no effect on plant growth, and is merely an aesthetic issue.

I’d be careful about using a homemade remedy like that. If it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Ray
I am curious where you got the info about LECA...

I am curious where you got the info about LECA and increasing alkalinity with time. Alkalinity is the resistance to pH change, usually due to the accumulation of carbonates in the medium, and they...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,482
Posted By Ray
Hah! My Dad told me that when men were inducted...

Hah! My Dad told me that when men were inducted into the military (way back when), any that were uncircumcised were required to have the procedure done. “Oh nurse. Can you change my bandage?”
...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-09-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Ray
“The plant” does not determine whether or not it...

“The plant” does not determine whether or not it can be grown in semi-hydro culture. The sum of all your particular cultural parameters, and how well they work with the S/H pot environment will...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Ray
If you read about the natural habitats of many of...

If you read about the natural habitats of many of the plants that undergo a “winter rest”, you will find that they often state something along the lines of “rainfall is significantly reduced, but...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-07-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Ray
In my opinion, anything that is green is still...

In my opinion, anything that is green is still contributing to the welfare of the colony, so should be left attached, if that is practical and if removing them still leaves you with 2 or 3 old...
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